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have seen the wall at the base. >> the big steel beams with the fence. this is an effective way of preventing the rock that does fall from causing damage. that might protect the bottom of the hill but it doesn't do anything over the hill. >> it has long been my understanding that the city of san francisco says and the building department takes this position that there is no one buildable lot -- unbuildable lot. i wonder if this is realistic. >> if money is an issue, we can develop solutions that will mitigate the impact. that a solution can be eliminating the hill, that can eliminate the problem. or build a structure right into the hill so there is no longer an exposed face or bold enough of iraq together so that it acts as a big buttress to prevent further movement. -- or hold enough of the rock together so that it acts as a big buttress. we are allowing the wall of the building to act as a retaining structure. there was a time when we did not get any. there was an epic one before in 1982. we brought with us and rainfall charge. >> you were saying that this is somehow correlate
had an attendant that would take a passenger's request and then operate the car. the big change was the emergence of a electric elevators. starting in 1880, the electric elevator allowed building dollars to go much higher. we evolved from steam hydraulic elevators to the electric elevators that are not that much different from what we are going to see now at the top of the tower. this is the steam room on the top of the state st. francis. -- on top of the state francis. the equipment you see painted green, that is all the original equipment from 1972. we are just now in the middle of modernizing this equipment. >> why modernize? doesn't the equipment works fine? >> it does, it is of analog and intensive, and there are some additional controls. let me introduce the foreman to you. this is vince. he can do a better job explaining the project details. >> what is happening here, what are you doing? >> we are doing a major modernization. we are tearing out the old system, logic controls, and generator controls, and we will be going over to solid state. this is not your standard selec
handle. in the daytime i work for a big law firm of the type that tony probably would not hold in the highest of esteem, but i'm delighted to be here. you know, i think if you talked to most authors, they will tell you that there is something hot-wired into our system that says we need to try to tell a story. there is nothing at all in my background. i am an absolutely accidental writer. there is nothing in my background which suggests i should be writing novels. i grew up in chicago. i write books about san francisco. i studied accounting at the university of illinois. i have been a corporate and securities attorney for 28 years. i've now written seven best-selling novels about murder trials, death penalty cases, and courtroom drama. i have never handled a criminal case in my life. [laughing] so all of you out there who are thinking of writing novels, there is hope. but i did have this feeling a long time ago, probably from the time i was in high school, that at some point i would like to try to write a novel. and i can't explain why. i do know that when i read "presumed innoc
issues. the ymc has launched big brothers and big sisters. nick cannon has an entire campaign of stop hating. kind of embedded in citiess and communities around california. in terms of digital media, i think that's a very important part. we have a lot of digital lead companies. you have new america media. youth outlook. you've not bay cat and bay vac. each of those are engaged with probationers. so i think that people recognize the value of digital media. we have to connect and explore those job opportunities directing our young people. we are doing that. we are around in digital media work. >> i meant to say bay cat. it's actually a digital media company. we work with the crn and currently trying to pull things together with bay cat. it's a good place in terms of getting our youth in that. >> i would like to engage the private sector to push the limits on the use of technology to keep in touch with our kids. i would love to put a cell phone in the hands of everybody in the probation. and that we would have the kids on hand. they don't make a move without letting everybody know what
, i'm sure his heart is as big as mine in terms of what this means to the residents of san francisco, so i want to introduce the mayor to everyone. [applause] >> thank you very much. i want to also continue the very important attribute that we have for eloise westbrook. when i was just a young workers never trying to cause trouble in the city on behalf of low-income residents, i have already heard of ms. westbrook. she was already helping lead the effort to improve housing conditions for all of our public housing tenants. my today, it is just really appropriate to make sure that our city honors mr. westbrook, her family, who is here today, i know. thank you very much for being here. this is very appropriate that this new project be in the name and westbrook loss of the another great place for people to understand and know about the history of the city. i am so happy to be part of this great city when it names and after people in the community who have done great work. i recognize that, and i know doris, our supervisor, was there as well. she recognizes that. thank you very much for b
into the 11:00 hour. the big noise is setting them in place and rattling them around. the excavation is truckthe welde evening hours. with the ambiance traffic noise you probably would not hear a welding machine. director kim: ok. thank you. vice chair ortiz: any other questions? >> thank you, vice chair. that concludes my report. >> vice chair, directors, we have not received any communication of public suggestions on it that's item. vice chair ortiz: ok. let's go to the consent calendar. >> ok, we will go to the consent calendar. directors have not received any indication that the public wishes to have any items sever. your items including the minutes of the june 9, 2011 meeting and item 7.2, authorizing the executive director dick skewed amendments to extend agreements for state abacuses service sees -- for state advocacy services with options remaining to extend each agreement for an additional three years. vice chair ortiz: is sarah -- is there a motion to agree to the consent calendar? can they agree even though we are not here? >> [unintelligible] severed. [unintelligible] >>
is the end of may. the big thing to note is the contractor completed their drilling had. that is the concrete area filled in in the upper right hand corner of the right hand picture. that gives them a level, clean place to set up for their buttress drilling. that is the area of the buttress that will be going in. the equipment on site, talk about it in a minute. the rest of the site they continue to put together shoring wall beams. they are about 1/3 of the way through with the number of beams. they need over 800 for the entire 30-foot shoring wall. they are about 1/3 of the way through putting this together. you can see the additional work at the far west end. they started doing pre-trenching on ministry and some work on anchor. you can see they are mobilizing their second shoring wall brick. they have started a test panel with that rig this past week. that is a shot clean out to the bay going south from the project where we remove all the ramps. really no change other than the demolition contract finished up by removing the tree, and now, the bse contractor has been able to relocate their o
youth-oriented. i think you could have a big input to make sure that what we are doing will be there for you to raise families as well. i want to congratulate all the nominees tonight. all of you who have been participating in this competition for the fellowship have been doing great work. i have been reading through some of the accomplishments that you are a part of. i got to meet some of you, luckily, last month when you participated in youth advocacy day, but you also followed up -- some of you were at the old school cafe with what house representatives about what the youths were looking at in terms of their future, participation in the city. here in city hall, we are serious about having programs that not only help you out, but to make sure you get the support you need to be successful. we want you and need you to be successful. without that, we are literally a soulless city. whether it is being able to traverse on a good muni system, having a good education system, or being able to work in a company like twitter. i am working with two great supervisors and we are w
time, sorry just one more. >> okay. all right. peer pressure. >> my name is rudy corpus. give a big shout out. i think one good solution is to focus more on elementary school kids. educate them in a way they can comprehend. if they can recite a whole e-40. you know a first grader came to school with a gun. focus on the elementary school kids. that's a solution. thank you. and rudy corp >> i have 15 job openings for kids in foster homes. we currently serve 120 kids. we have the seneca center where we are building a family resource center so the parents who go to san francisco unified school district can come get food, clothing and all of those. please, i have information on the back. take some, hand it out. call me. >> okay. now we're going to have to break for lunch. we do have lunch that we provided right outside. we have delicious sandwiches. this is an opportunity for us to talk. once again. please fill out your form. if you have ideas. these will be incorporated by larry roberts. we are going to come back. we have youth performances. be back here. we are going to celebrate jo
appropriate. >> the other big shock is that the moderates seem to have won this round. people thought, progressives have themselves on the board. there is no reason that they will not get together and take a noted leader who is a progressive to be interim mayor, and then stayed there for another term. the great thing about being in term mayor is to get to run as an incumbent. the fact that the progressives could not get together to get somebody into office as interim mayor in their own self-interest was very surprising for a lot of us. >> what happened in the last month in city hall was an incredible show of democracy that was part policy, part politics, and it all came together, and more than anything -- not just from a reporter's perspective, often was this? but there was a public interest as well on what was going on in san francisco government. we take it for granted a law that there is a city government here. this was something that brought people together. you heard people talking about it at the cafes, park playground, people who do not always pay attention. in that $0.10, it w
by the work of the transition youth task force which told us that big projects don't really work for this population. so we really did intend to support projects that were smaller and more suitable for young adults. the proposal that's been put forth today to reduce the number of units would make this expensive project more expensive in a number of ways. and without boring you too much, i'll just explain a couple of aspects of that. first of all, they've already secured about $4 million in funding from the state. for this project. which is great. they're a very competitive program that's now basically going away. so this was an opportunity of a lifetime for them. they brought the money in. that funding will be reduced if they reduce units. we'll lose about $1s.5 million of that. we may lose it all, because there may be a threshold under their new regulation that is we can't meet. we will also lose what you've heard discussion of, the tax credit equity program, the low-income tax credit. we will get less money from that program if the number of units is reduced, and we will have t
partners. this is a big thank you to microsoft for investing in our kids. before i start, i want to work knowledge a couple of people. our director of san francisco education and a wonderful partner. kimberly is here with her team. marie from the school district, and laurie, who heads our bridge to success program. these are folks that are making all of this happened. thank you for being here. i would like to welcome our host and chancellor from city college to welcome you and opened this up, dr. don griffin. [applause] >> thank you for being here today. i hope you are excited about mission campus. this is one of our finest campuses, but do not be fooled -- we have nine others, most of which are larger than this. we are very excited about you being here. one, i think you made a commitment to go to college, and college has made a commitment to you. we are trying to, this summer for the summer bridge, make college real for you. in other words, so there is no getting lost or confused about how to get financial aid, counseling, and all those things. this program here is for the students. we
courage in bay area courts, and we do ok in the big battles as well. who will ever forget the extraordinary accomplishments of john in defending our college, patrick, from a crazy federal prosecutor in nevada? that level of talent and that level of courage is unique, but every day criminal courts in the bay area shine because my colleagues from ctla are working there. recently ctla issued a public statement against the death penalty. ctla joins other groups and individuals here today in calling for permanent incarceration as california's alternative to the death penalty. this city and county has a great san francisco public defender and we want to express our thanks to jeff adachi for his support of ctla over the years and for his gratitude for being here today. thank you for your taxi and have a great conference -- thank you for your attention and have a great conference. [applause] >> i also want to acknowledge the public defender, past-present president of the california lawyers association. thank you for being here. now, we have our 50th anniversary tribute to "to kill
in the big gallery. >> i noticed a lot of artists doing really site-specific work. >> this is a pile of balloons, something that is so familiar, like a child's balloon. in this proportion, suddenly, it becomes something out of a dream. >> or a nightmare. >> may be a nightmare. >> this one over here is even harder to figure out what the initial material is. >> this is made out of puffy paint. often, kids use it to decorate their clothes. she has made all these lines of paint. >> for the pieces we are looking at, is there a core of foam or something in the middle of these pieces that she built on top of? >> i'm not telling. >> ah, a secret. >> this silver is aluminum foil, crumbled of aluminum foil. her aesthetic is very much that quiet, japanese spatial thing that i really admire. their attention to the materiality of the things of the world. >> this is a nice juxtaposition you have going on right now. you have a more established artists alongside and emerging artists. is that something important to you as well? >> very important in this space, to have artists who really have not show
that kind of service could make a big difference is truancy and students having to get on muni doesn't benefit them. i am not here to indict muni, it's not the best ride to school every day. >> in terms of a public school bus system. i think the taxpayers, they invest a great deal into muni. i would say as someone who in new york as an elementary student and middler schooler. i was afforded to use the public transportation, i didn't go to and from home. i used it to be to baseball. we are blessed in terms of the expansiveness. you can travel to every corner of this city at any time of the day. a school bus system going into my time when i was in atlanta. most of the students if not all rode to school buss, that was additional cost. it was additional cost to them and the students were literally limited to and from their home and to school and in some cases may be if there was sporting events. there's pluses and minuses. right for the beginning there's a cost factor. >> due to time. as i stated from the beginning. if you have questions, please write them down. we will collect them. jef
the big work itself. the ultimate thing is that us coming together is really going to show the difference with the youth we're working. we are able to get the guns off the street. they will be back. not by the choice the youth. >> i would also like to say, mayor newsom has tried to take the approach to enact legislation to out law gun shows. minimize the availability of folks to purchase now firemans. we are limited by state and federal law. when we look at what we can do as a city, we are bound by the state and federal law. we have taken creative approaches and eliminate the accessiblity of fireman it is. we have more work to do >> i think one of the most damaging lines. one youth told us. he is more scared of getting caught without a gun on the street than caught with a gun by the police. it's a direct and general order, we will accept any gun. no questions asked. it's booked as found property. you know brothers and sisters and people who have guns. make the call. we have hot lines. we have to get them off the street. we talk about these injunctions. i often wonder what's going to happe
partnership to reach out to the neighborhood. i received a big package to the mail explaining what this was about. i got people to return my phone calls, i communicated with them by e-mail. i am good. my work has made me well aware this is a catastrophic future if they did not receive the transitional services. listening to the other folks, there are two points i would like to make. one, if there were serious concerns about possible increases of crime, in recent study from the university of chicago has found crime rates for use in foster care felt as the youth got older. by the age 21, it equaled that of the not foster care kids. in other words, the rates are about the same. they are opining that this is because they may have that transitional services. also, these are not just any kids plucked from the general population. they have to be employed, to have to be in school, have to be approved at the can cut the mustard. there is also a 24-hour supervision and case management. thank you very much, appreciate it. >> good afternoon, commissioners. my name is jeff wood, and i also supp
this was a big conspiracy to frame this man. what i learned is -- and i discussed this with geronimo -- we are experiencing men and women who thought the end justified the means. they thought they had a bad man and it was ok to do anything necessary to convict him. as i look back on my career, present and future, i think we see that that is the concept that runs through police misconduct. i am sure there are officers who were just bad, let's say. i think officers see what they consider bad people, and they feel like they have to do what ever it takes to convict them. and i have seen it when i was a young lawyer, when we had narcotics teams, we would get clients to said they arrested me with $20,000 and they said i only had $10,000. and we knew there were telling the truth. it i have seen it with law- enforcement officers in the case where a rogue cop shot a young girl, and the four other officers were all good men. remember -- you talk about misconduct, but primarily -- i want to get back to this -- most law enforcement people i have grown to know in my career are good and i think want to
and representing him. >> i have represented him since 1966. i was not in business until 1961. he made a big deal out of working in clay. the things he was doing was something never seen before. >> it is a large scale bronze. it has been sitting here of the hall of justice since 1971. talk about what happens to the work of art out of the elements. >> the arts commission commissioned the piece. they did not set aside money for repair. it has slowly changed color. it was black. it has been restored. >> it has been restored to the original patina. >> there was no damage done to its. i do not think there were any holes made in it. they have been working on it for six or eight weeks. it is practically ready to go. i am very excited to see it done. >> over the course of the arts in richmond program, we have added almost 800 works of art into the public space. maintaining that is not something that the bond funds allow us to do. this is why you came up with the idea of art care. >> i hope we get the community going and get people who really like to be involved. we will give them a chance to be involved.
3 big panoramas behind me. my people. i will end with this, ladies and gentlemen. i got on the airplane. i was tired. i got in and i was on a good airline. i got in the window seat. a gentlemen, an african american. people were getting on the plane and they were bypassing us. they would look and keep going. i knew something was up. they looked at the same chairs. i said, it is what it is. until a young boy came. and he sat between us. that gave me an awful lot of hope. it took him to teach us. children have a renewed effect on us. finally to conclude. i had a great complement. most teachers who are here with respect. you are the reason we are here. you give us hope. this complement, he said, doctor revelez. you are pretty cool. nice, huh. but then he said. do you want me to hook you up with my mom. doctor adachi, thank you very much. >> all right. my name is is an swan right. according to a 2001 survey. 84 percent said they were satisfied with high school safety. 22 percent said they were not. >> my name is matesh. whether students were asked if they felt safe on their w
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